I’m feeling the need to refresh a few areas of my life. Nothing drastic, you understand. New walks with Marco, new exercise routine, different reading materials, wardrobe explorations… that kind of thing. Cleaned out my feed reader this morning, deleting blogs that are no longer updated or that I don’t read any more, and now my blog list is looking a little thin.
So, I’d like to ask you guys for suggestions for blogs for me to subscribe to. Food, photography, funny, lifestyle, thought-provoking… anything blog you love, I’d like to know about. 🙂
how about Bedlam Farm? Written by Jon Katz, has dogs in it, he’s a writer, etc.
You probably already follow Eating Asia – this is one of my very favourite food/ travel/ photography blogs combined. Just superb!
For cartoons I love The Rut, Urf and XKCD (the last is a bit geeky so some go over my head but others I love).
For more foodie blogs, I did update my blog roll recently so check if there are any unfamiliar ones?
Hi wendy, I love smitten kitchen, also Sally Jane Vintage, and she has loads of great links, check out, A clock without hands, fab photos.
I made your fennel pinenut raisin pasta thing tonight for the family, lovely lovely yum yum thankyou.
I second smitten kitchen. I also love The Pioneer Woman (food, photography, funny); Lucullian delights and David Lebovitz. Also…. for all things book (plus a little music and film) have a look at Me and My Big Mouth.
Have fun, and thanks for your blog.., think i’ll try the fennel pasta tomorrow.
This is not a food or an animal blog, but the blog at Three Irish Girls (www.threeirishgirls.com) is about hand-dyed yarn, has beautiful pictures, and is well-written and often very funny. Take time to scroll back to see previous entries.
I think you already read a few of my favorites (like Johanna’s blog and several others), so here are some new finds: Crazy Sexy Life (http://crazysexylife), Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen (www.nourishingmeals.com) or Vegan Epicurean (http://veganepicurean.blogspot.com).
I’m enjoying Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project blog
The newsletter is a good summary of articles and tips if you prefer to keep your RSS reader minimalist
I’m not sure if this is where i got a link to you or not, but The Cottage Smallholder is wonderful and if you go on to the forum the people there are fantastic and the recipes and information of all sorts is excellent.
Here are a few I enjoy:
Geez, I guess that’s enough for now!
I love smitten kitchen too!
I am a sucker for anything Jane Austen if that is up your alley
And I would die if you thought my blog was worth following… even though it’s very new!
My two latest blog finds are:
* Cotto e crudo: http://www.cottoecrudo.com/en/ which has really interesting, mostly vegan food, and
* Forty-Sixth at Grace: http://fortysixthatgrace.blogspot.com/ which is an idiosyncratic mixture of photography, whimsy, poetry, random thoughts. Plus her father makes gorgeous wooden spoons, bowls and so on.
I tried to reply earlier and it didn’t post, so I am trying again. If I have a double reply, please excuse me!!
I hope you enjoy them!
I second Sophie’s suggestion of The Happiness Project blog. A great one if you are making changes and resolutions and like yours one I never miss.
And from Sydney Australia, Saucy Onion, only newly discovered, but fascinating and a bit addictive.
Your request has opened up the blogosphere for me, Wendy!
Here are a few I love – both photos and food
http://todaymelbourne.blogspot.com/ – just melbourne photos but really gorgeous photography
http://planetearthdailyphoto.blogspot.com/ – eclectic but interesting
http://designismine.blogspot.com/ this one makes me sigh at the gorgeous images
http://www.notquitenigella.com/ – do you know this sydney blogger – lots of great ideas and great baking and meals
Would love to hear some of the new blogs I discover!
Nothing like a good spring cleaning.
I’ve been picking up good reads lately at Food News Journal. They post 3 lists a day, one of which is links of the day to different food blogs.
Lots of lovely new suggestions here, which is always a plus. Here are one or two of my favourites which I think will chime with you:
Hannah was on masterchef a couple of years ago, and makes the most beautiful cakes, really really creative, sweet things are her speciality, and she fits intricate baking for her family and friends round a busy life as a lawyer
Pierre posts a photograph of Venice most days, not the usual places – or, if they are of the usual places, then a new way of looking.
And, as you’re in Scotland, do you know about the Fife Diet? It’s obviously mostly for people in Fife, but it’s full of inspiration
Are you following Masterchef?
How about looking at http://justcookit.blogspot.com/
A few I love – not much to do with cooking but the first is by a photographer and lots of fun! Also a blog from etsy which is a bit like ebay for handmade items. They all seems to be from America though I live just down the road from you in Inverness!!
Fabulous photos (separate photo blog too), great recipes, totally honest & open personality.
I love smitten kitchen (cookery) , tollipop (crafty) and also nienie (getting on with life after a near fatal airplane crash).
Love the photo on this entry.
I await with eager anticipation each week’s helping of 52 Suburbs (a photo blog of Sydney) -very colourful and revealing about my city!
I would not worry about Saucy Onion – the author is a much admired woman but I find the blog somewhat trite.
I absolutely adore Josh’s blog
and my fellow Peckham resident Jassy
Blogs which aren’t updated as often as they ought to be? sigh!
I agree: Smitten Kitchen, but also Anne’s Food (annesfood.blogspot.com) and Pille’s blog (nami-nami.blogspot.com). That ought to get you enough of the North Sea to satisfy anybody!
I visit this every day – the online shop is a must also!
Fun and inspiring!
I love to follow Lisa’s cooking adventures here:
She posts faithfully, and always shares an interesting story and great pics along with her recipes.
Spice spoon is a wonderful food blog featuring cuisine from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran; the stories about the food make wonderful reading.
I have a soft spot for the FAUX FUCHSIA blog – very witty – and although food isn’t the main focus of her blog, she is a superbly entertaining writer, particularly when the “Universe directs” her to make pancakes/baked cheesecake or a 1950s salad.
For lifesyle and originality you couldn’t go past A Bloomsbury Life simply inspirational.
I second Sue’s suggestion of Spice Spoon.
Do you know the Grubworm? http://www.thegrubworm.com/
I also really like:
http://www.sailusfood.com/ for some really fantastic South Indian food (Andhra Pradesh). I made loads of her recipes, and really enjoyed them.
http://www.tasteofbeirut.com/ A Lebanese blog with great photos and recipes.
http://thrumykitchenwindow.blogspot.com/ – An Australian with Montenegrin roots and a gorgeous writing style
http://www.bongcookbook.com/ – A Bengali in the US, again great writing and recipes
… I could go on forever, but these spring in mind now…
I thought of a couple more sites you might like to check out.
Teresa-bug has a lot of interesting sites on her blogroll.
Sweetbay has a lot pictures of central North Carolina.
Both are from NC.
I’ve enjoyed checking out the sites everyone has sent you. Great idea!
I believe someone mentioned Ilva at http://www.luculliandelights.com/
Food, life and stunning photographs.
Hmmm… reminds me of A Wee Bit of Cooking!
I had a similar idea the other week, refreshed the look of the blog, dropped some links that seemed to have come to an end, and before that I decided to do the weekly post, with a few ad hoc ones, which I find much easier to work with.
As for new links, Lee has Ilva down, and she also has a seperate site with friends for phtotography too;
.. which is positively fantastic.
There have been so many good suggestions from everyone else too, it’s great to see so many.
Wow. Thank you everyone! Very excited about checking all of these out. 🙂
I like “Becks & Posh” (cockney rhyming slang for “nosh”) -an Englishwoman living in San Francisco. See here: http://becksposhnosh.blogspot.com/
http://bamitbach.wordpress.com The word means “in the Kitchen” in Hebrew. I grew up in The Bronx, New York and talk about my family and food we love to eat. Hope you like it.